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Pregnancy complications linked to increased risk of early death even decades later, study finds

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Pregnancy Complications Linked to Elevated Risk of Death Even Decades Later #

Pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia might be associated with an increased risk of death in the long term, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on over 2 million women in Sweden who gave birth between 1973 and 2015. The findings revealed that women who experienced major complications during pregnancy had a higher risk of early death, which remained elevated for over 40 years. The study suggests that adverse pregnancy outcomes could lead to physiological changes that persist or progress over time, resulting in other health issues. Close follow-up and preventive care are recommended for women with such complications.